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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KOZŁOWSKI

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Vilnius archdiocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Pinsk diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Canon Law

date and place
of death

15.07.1943

Svislachtoday: Svislach dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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alt. dates and places
of death

13.07.1943

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of Russian occupation, moved to — prob. after Theological Seminary in Pinsk closure and robbery of the buildings by the Russians — and ministered in Vawkavysk, in his homeland.

Next nominated parish priest of Svislach parish in Vawkavysk deanery.

After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, and start of German occupation arrested by Germans early in the morning of 15.07.1943.

Treated as a „hostage” — part of German extermination plan of Polish intelligentsia of Białystok region, called Black July 1943.

On the same day taken to the execution site and murdered together with 2 other priests, Fr Mark Burak and Jesuit Fr Edmund Roszak, and a seminarian Felix Kochanowski, in a small Wishovnik forest, c. 2 km form centre of Svislach.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

20.03.1893

(f. Vawkavysk county territory)today: Belarus
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

1918

positions held

till 1943

parish priest — Svislachtoday: Svislach dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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⋄ Holy Trinity RC parish ⋄ Vawkavysktoday: Vawkavysk dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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RC deanery

from c. 1939

priest — Vawkavysktoday: Vawkavysk dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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⋄ St WenCeslav the King and Martyr RC parish (main parish)Vawkavysktoday: Vawkavysk dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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RC deanery

c. 1932 – 1939

professor — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ St Thomas Aquinas' Theological Seminary — moral theology and Roman liturgy

c. 1935 – 1939

membership — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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⋄ Liturgical Committee, Diocesan Curia

c. 1935 – 1939

membership — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ Synodal Committee, Diocesan Curia

c. 1935 – 1939

pro–synodal judge — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ Bishop's Diocesan Court

c. 1935 – 1939

master of ceremonies — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC cathedral church

c. 1929 – 1932

PhD student — Lublintoday: Lublin city pov., Lublin voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.08.20]
⋄ Department of Canon Law, Catholic University of Lublin KUL [i.e. Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928) / clandestine Catholic University of Lublin KUL (1939‐1944) / University of Lublin (1918‐1928)] — PhD thesis „The origins of the Mass stipend”, public defense in 1932

1925 – 1929

prefect — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ St Thomas Aquinas' Theological Seminary

from 1925 – 1929

professor — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ St Thomas Aquinas' Theological Seminary — moral theology, Roman liturgy, Latin language

1919 – 1925

vicar — Drohiczyntoday: Drohiczyn gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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⋄ Holy Trinity RC parish ⋄ Drohiczyntoday: Drohiczyn gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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RC deanery — also: prefect of elementary schools

c. 1918 – c. 1919

vicar — Halshanytoday: Halshany ssov., Ashmyany dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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⋄ St John the Baptist RC parish ⋄ Ashmyanytoday: Ashmyany dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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[access: 2020.11.27]
RC deanery

till 1918

student — Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
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[access: 2022.01.06]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

others related
in death

BESZTA–BOROWSKIClick to display biography Anthony, BURAKClick to display biography Mark, KLIMCZAKClick to display biography Michael Eugene (Fr Dennis), KOCHANOWSKIClick to display biography Felix, KUŹMICKIClick to display biography Witold, OLSZEWSKIClick to display biography Louis, OPIATOWSKIClick to display biography Henry, PĘZAClick to display biography Alexander, PŁOŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph, ROSZAKClick to display biography Edmund, RUTKOWSKIClick to display biography Bronislav, SKOKOWSKIClick to display biography Justin, SZULCClick to display biography Joseph, SZYPIŁŁOClick to display biography Casimir

murder sites
camp 
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Wiszownik forest: In the Wiszownik forest c. 2 km from Svislach on 15.07.1943 (or 13.07.1943 according to some sources) Germans murdered, as part of their extermination program against partisans, approx. 55 Poles, mainly from Wołkowysk county, jailed as „captive hostages”. Among the victims were 4 local priests. Earlier, in 11.1942, the Germans murdered c. 1,536 Jews from the Svislach area in the same place. (more on: www.flickr.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.10.05]
)

Black July 1943: On 20.05.1943 East Prussia German Gaulaiter, Erich Koch, nominated Otton Helwig a new German commander of SS und Polizeiführer (Eng. SS and police commander) of Bezirk (Eng. region) Białystok. He immediately initiated a pacification action ostensibly targeted at Polish partisans. The real aim was intimidation of the Poles from Białystok region and extermination of its leading classes. Herbert Zimmermann, security police and SD commanded, deputy commander of Einsatzgruppen SS (Eng. Operational Groups) for Germ. Bezirk (district) Bialystok, issued an order to arrest and execute 19 people, physicians, barristers, city staff and teacher, including their families, in each all county cities of the district. On 10.07.1943 a „Commando Müller” (from the surname of its murderous commander, prob. Hermann Müller), consisting of Belarus support batallion, Lithuanian units dressed in German uniforms, German Gendarmerie and police and German Gestapo members, perpetrated a series of mass murders in various places in Bezirk Białystok (including its Łomża and Grodno regions). In 07.1943 Germans murdered more than 1,000 people (prob. near 2,000). On 15.07.1943 only in all county seats of Bezirk Bialystok at least 9 local Polish intelligentsia families, including women, children and old were selected and murdered. Among the victims were many priests: in executions in Pilice forest, Wiszownik forest, Kosówka forest, Navumavichy, Jeziorka, etc. Germans murdered at least 15 clerics. (more on: www.swzygmunt.knc.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.10.13]
)

Collective responsibility („Hostages”): A criminal practice implemented by the Germans in the occupied territories of Poland, applied from the very first day of World War II. At its core was an appointment and public announcement of a list of names of selected people whose lives depended on absolute compliance with German orders. Any violation of these ordinances, by any person, regardless of the circumstances, resulted in the murder of the designated „hostages”. In the first days of the war and occupation, it was used i.a. by the German Wehrmacht army to prevent acts of continuation of the defense by the Poles. Later, especially in the German‐run General Governorate, it was part of the official policy of the occupation authorities — collective responsibility for any acts of resistance to the occupier's practices. For the life of one German, even if death was due to customary reasons, the Germans carried out executions from a dozen to even a hundred Poles previously designated as „hostages”.

Ribbentrop‐Molotov: Genocidal Russian‐German alliance pact between Russian leader Joseph Stalin and German leader Adolf Hitler signed on 23.08.1939 in Moscow by respective foreign ministers, Mr. Vyacheslav Molotov for Russia and Joachim von Ribbentrop for Germany. The pact sanctioned and was the direct cause of joint Russian and German invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the World War II in 09.1939. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so‐called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro‐Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „war was one of the greatest calamities and dramas of humanity in history, for two atheistic and anti‐Christian ideologies — national and international socialism — rejected God and His fifth Decalogue commandment: Thou shall not kill!” (Abp Stanislav Gądecki, 01.09.2019). The decisions taken — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — were on 28.09.1939 slightly altered and made more precise when a treaty on „German‐Russian boundaries and friendship” was agreed by the same murderous signatories. One of its findings was establishment of spheres of influence in Central and Eastern Europe and in consequence IV partition of Poland. In one of its secret annexes agreed, that: „the Signatories will not tolerate on its respective territories any Polish propaganda that affects the territory of the other Side. On their respective territories they will suppress all such propaganda and inform each other of the measures taken to accomplish it”. The agreements resulted in a series of meeting between two genocidal organization representing both sides — German Gestapo and Russian NKVD when coordination of efforts to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and Polish leading classes (in Germany called «Intelligenzaktion», in Russia took the form of Katyń massacres) where discussed. Resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands of Polish intelligentsia, including thousands of priests presented here, and tens of millions of ordinary people,. The results of this Russian‐German pact lasted till 1989 and are still in evidence even today. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

sources

personal:
www.bialystok.opoka.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.06]
, www.polacyizydzi.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.02.15]
, www.bj.uj.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]

bibliographical:
Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‐1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‐V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‐1981
Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‐1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017

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